Monday, April 29, 2013

What Customers Want


17 seconds

 If we are in some form of people business, then we want customers.  It is a good idea to know what your customers want - all customers!




Companies and individuals really want to get this one right. 

Are you and I getting this right?


P Michael Biggs
Offering Up-Moments
One Moment at a Time

Friday, April 26, 2013

Four Opportunities Daily


39 Seconds
  
I’m borrowing from Kevin Hall’s book today – Aspire.  Marvelous read if you haven’t read it.


“Four things I need to recognize daily
1.    People who appear on my path to 
       help me fulfill my purpose
2.    Actions taken on opportunities
3.    Thoughts that help me create a life of
       meaning and significance
4.    Moments of happiness and bliss.” 


“People” are more than chance encounters.  Sometimes they are strategically placed.

“Actions” always demand response.  Missed opportunities remain “missed”.

“Thoughts” are fleeting. Capture them, act on them.

“Happiness” happens in the moment.  Be happy NOW.


PATH

P       People

A       Actions

T       Thoughts  

H      Happiness


P Michael Biggs
Offering Up-Moments
One Moment at a Time

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Take it Personally


20 seconds
Some things are meant to be taken personally.  Need examples?

Health
Relationships

Relaxation times
Raising responsible children
Getting an education
God

You can’t do these as a second hand, hand-me-down experiences.  You have to do it for yourself, and take the road very seriously.

Some things we take very seriously!

VERY!


P Michael Biggs
Offering Up-Moments
One Moment at a Time

Monday, April 22, 2013

7 Liberating Words


21 seconds

Can you believe it?  I've found 7 words that could liberate you.

Might want to sit down for this.

Here they are:





It’s another version of the old adage – We become what we think about.

Your decisions matter.


P Michael Biggs
Offering Up-Moments
One Moment at a Time

Friday, April 19, 2013

Youth Isn't a Number


26 Seconds


If you’re over 25 I've got some great news for you.  Buckle up.






Got it?

If you use self-limiting thoughts like
  I can’t
    I’m too old.
     That’s for the young folks
        I’ll never learn that

Well, you’re in trouble.  

I am still capable of accomplishing a lot of stuff.  And if I can’t today, maybe, with a bit of practice or exercise, I’ll be able to next week.

I’m as young as I wanna believe I am.


P Michael Biggs
Offering Up-Moments
One Moment at a Time

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Try again Tomorrow


21 Seconds

Sometimes, the greatest courage we can show is to try again tomorrow.

So it didn't go well today.  Okay. You've got that behind you. Now what did you learn?  What will you do differently?

Love this ...



(Mary Anne Radmacher



Class dismissed.




P Michael Biggs
Offering Up-Moments
One Moment at a Time

Monday, April 15, 2013

The Power of Now


24 Seconds

 This will be a short one, so please remain standing, or seated.



NOW is a great time to start.
     NOW is in vogue.
          NOW is always an option.

NOW is hip, cool
     NOW works almost all of the time.
          NOW earns you points.

NOW gets things done.
     NOW brings relief.
          NOW is way better than never.

That’s all.  You are dismissed.


P Michael Biggs
Offering Up-Moments
One Moment at a Time

Friday, April 12, 2013

Dreams are Real


25 Seconds
  
Dreams exist.  They give us life and meaning.  They get us out of bed in the morning and keep us burning the light at the end of the day.

Dreams matter. 

Be a dream booster – not a dream buster. 


Encourage the spark when you see it in others.  You could be a part of their supply chain.  Small words of nurture, encouragement and hope from your lips to their ears could make a real difference. 

Know a dreamer?

Become his/her biggest fan and watch what happens.


P Michael Biggs
Offering Up-Moments
One Moment at a Time

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

What's in a Word


16 seconds

You know this, and I’m going to remind all of us of it again. 

What’s in a word?

Hope
 Healing
  Inspiration

   Renewal
    Refreshment
     Instruction
      Correction
       Guidance
        Direction
         Forgiveness

What’s your word for those near you today?


P Michael Biggs
Offering Up-Moments
One Moment at a Time

Monday, April 8, 2013

The Impossible Always Is


22 seconds

Don’t you hate “impossible?”  “Impossible” always looms large and uninviting.  It’s the invisible barrier that always stands in the way. 

UNTIL!

Until it’s done …

Remember when running a four-minute mile was impossible?

Remember when landing on the moon was impossible?

Remember when _____?

Fill in the blank. 



P Michael Biggs
Offering Up-Moments
One Moment at a Time

Friday, April 5, 2013

When We Look Back


15 seconds

When we look back what do we see? 

There is value in occasionally looking back. 


Did we do well?
Did we answer appropriately?
Did we act responsibly?
Did we do our best?
Did we represent our cause with integrity?


There is real value in sometimes looking back. 
  
P Michael Biggs
Offering Up-Moments
One Moment at a Time

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Every Day Power


31 Seconds

Do you realize the control and power you have in every day you live?

You may not write a whole novel in one day, but you can
write on it every day, and if you string enough “days” together you've got your novel written.

Bridges, houses, skyscrapers aren't built in a day, but they are built over a bunch of days. 

I’m not as healthy today as I will be tomorrow or next month, but I’m way better than I was a year ago.  My muscles and body can prove it.

“Every day, in every way, 
I’m getting better and better.”
   ('Coué, Émile)

As Julia Cameron says, “Just show up.”


P Michael Biggs
Offering Up-Moments
One Moment at a Time

Monday, April 1, 2013

Grunted Lately


38 seconds

  When we do grunt work we do work that doesn’t come easy.  It takes “work” to produce work.  Some of my writing days are like that.  I love it when the ideas flow, and other days, I have to dig the words and sentences out one at a time. 

And then I look back on what has happened and I say, “Well done.  Good grunt work.”

Grunting is in style you know?  Everyone has to do it sooner or later.

We grunt in …
Marriages
Raising kids
Making money
Doing our taxes
Digging ditches
Mowing lawns
And a thousand other ways.

Now, put your nose to the grind stone.
Sit down and focus.
Think.
Read.
Turn off all iGadgets

Grunt it out.

You’ll love the results.


P Michael Biggs
Offering Up-Moments
One Moment at a Time